#33. Catch a Grenade for Jesus

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Today, on Theological Thursday, I’d like to ask a simple question. Would you catch a grenade for Jesus? Because He would catch one for you. What are you willing to sacrifice for Christ? What if following Christ makes you less cool? What if standing up for Christ costs you your job? Would you follow Him to the ends of the Earth? Would you die for Him? He died for you. And with a few minor tweaks, I think this is the exact point Bruno may have been trying to make. Our faith is too weak. Please play the following song while reading and meditating on the modified lyrics, and ask yourself, “Am I truly committed to Christ?”*

 
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Easy come, easy go
That’s just how you live, oh
Take, take, take it all,
But you never give
Should of known you was trouble from the first sin,
Why were We** hopin’?
Gave you all I had
And you tossed it in the trash
You tossed it in the trash, you did
To give me all your love is all I ever asked,
Cause what you don’t understand is
I’d catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d hang and die on a cross for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
You know I’d do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, oh
I would go through all this pain,
Spill my blood to wash away your stains,
Yes, I would die for ya baby;
But you won’t do the same

No, no, no, no
Black, black, black and blue beat me till I’m numb
Tell the devil I said “hey”. If you repent you won’t see him.
Mad human, bad human,
That’s just what you are, yeah,
You’ll smile in my face then rip the love out my heart
Gave you all I had
And you tossed it in the trash
 
You tossed it in the trash, yes you did
To give me all your love is all I ever asked
Cause what you don’t understand is
I’d catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d hang and die on a cross for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
You know I’d do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, oh
I would go through all this pain,
Spill my blood to wash away your stains,
Yes, I would die for ya baby;
But you won’t do the same

If my body was on fire, ooh
You’d watch me burn down in flames
You said you loved me you’re a liar
Cause you never, ever, ever did baby…
But darling I’ll still catch a grenade for ya
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d hang and die on a cross for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
You know I’d do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, oh
I would go through all this pain,
Spill my blood to wash away your stains,
Yes, I would die for ya baby;
But you won’t do the same.
No, you won’t do the same,
You wouldn’t do the same,
Ooh, you’ll never do the same,
No, no, no, no

 

Adapted from Grenade. Original lyrics by Bruno Mars

 

*OK. This may be a bit much. If you are frustrated or angry after reading this post, please re-read the initial paragraph dripping with as much sarcasm as literarily possible. Now enjoy your second time through the song.

 **”We” obviously refers to the Trinity.

 

 

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